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Trump moves to outlaw 'bump stocks,' considers other steps after Florida shooting

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration would take steps to ban an accessory that enables a rifle to shoot hundreds of rounds a minute as he considers additional firearms restrictions after last weeks school shooting in Florida. Tightening gun laws would mark a change in course for Trump, who has championed gun rights during his campaign and presidency. The mass shooting at a ...


Can Trump be seen going soft with the new proposal?
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Can Trump be seen going soft with the new proposal?

Well most of us know how Trump can be? He tweets pretty much everything - then why hasnt he tweeted this counter offer propsed to the U.S. Congress by the White House? He possibly could be too busy with the productive meetings he has had with British Prime Minister Theresa May and Israels Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Or is he possibly softeni...


Trump offers 'Dreamers' a path to citizenship, wants other immigration curbs

U.S. President Donald Trump is offering a path to citizenship for up to 1.8 million young illegal immigrants but insists on measures that would curb some legal immigration programs and provide a border wall with Mexico, senior White House officials said on Thursday. The White House offered to more than double the number of Dreamers - people brought to the country illegally as children - who wou...


Democrats withdraw offer to fund Trump's border wall

Democrats said on Tuesday they had withdrawn an offer to fund U.S. President Donald Trumps border wall, as tough negotiations over the future of young illegal immigrants known as Dreamers resumed in the Senate. A day after the end of a government shutdown linked to wrangling over immigration, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said he pulled the offer because of what he said was Trumps fail...


U.S. Government shutdown ends, some effects of the shutdown felt in Nepal too

The U.S. Government shutdown has been lifted after Congress passed the bill regarding temporary funding. The Democrats agreed to pass the fund after Republicans promised to debate on the future of the young illegal immigrants at a later date. For now, the U.S. shutdown has officially ended. The U.S. Government was shutdown for 3 days - Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. US Embassy in Nepal announces...


With Trump absent in shutdown debate, moderate U.S. senators fill void

With President Donald Trump standing back from negotiations to end the U.S. government shutdown, it was a group of around two dozen moderate senators that took the lead in hammering out a compromise. Congress voted on Monday to end the three-day closure of federal agencies by approving the latest short-term bill to fund the government. Trump signed the bill late on Monday. Democrats had init...


Why has the U.S. Government shut down? What is shut, and what is not?
Source: Pankaj Thapa (With inputs from Reuters Report)

Why has the U.S. Government shut down? What is shut, and what is not?

President Trump and the U.S Congress failed to meet a Friday midnight deadline to pass a short term funding bill to extend federal funding, which has caused the U.S. Government to shut down. The government had been operating on temporary funding measures since the end of the fiscal year in September. Short term funding measures were being adopted as Republicans and Democrats were not being able t...


First day of government shutdown ends in standoff

President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers were locked in a standoff with Democrats on Saturday over the U.S. government shutdown, with Republicans saying they would not negotiate on immigration until the government is reopened. Funding for federal agencies ran out at midnight with no agreement in Congress, meaning the second year of Trumps presidency began without a fully functioning gove...


21 states sue to keep net neutrality as Senate Democrats reach 50 votes
Source: Reuters

21 states sue to keep net neutrality as Senate Democrats reach 50 votes

A group of 21 U.S. state attorneys general filed suit to challenge the Federal Communications Commissions decision to do away with net neutrality on Tuesday while Democrats said they needed just one more vote in the Senate to repeal the FCC ruling. The state attorneys, including those of California, New York and Virginia as well as the District of Columbia, filed a petition to challenge the act...


Trump blames Senator Durbin for blowing immigration deal

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday blamed Senator Dick Durbin for blowing up talks on a deal to help immigrants brought to the country illegally as children and said the Democratic lawmaker misrepresented his comments about Haiti and African countries. Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting, Trump said in a post on Twitter, referring to the Deferred Act...


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